The Keller lab in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis seeks to fill a full-time Junior Specialist position. The successful candidate will be involved in characterizing antibody responses to viral pathogens or autoimmune targets in animals using phage immunoprecipitation-sequencing and immune repertoire sequencing.
I. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES (90%) 90% RESEARCH
Process animal blood and serum samples including sample transfer, labeling, logging and freezing.
Assist in the cultivation and quantification of phage vectors.
Perform immunoprecipitation, PCR & gel electrophoresis.
Prepare next generation sequencing libraries and assist with next generation sequencing.
Assist in training new employees, students, and collaborators in general lab protocols and procedures.
Maintain detailed, accurate, organized records of laboratory experiments, procedures, data, and communications related to laboratory business.
Keep inventory of and order laboratory supplies and reagents.
Maintain standard operating procedures and biosafety protocols.
Keep workspace tidy and perform preventative maintenance and cleaning of laboratory equipment.
II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (5% EFFORT)
Review manuscripts in collaboration with the principal investigator for accuracy prior to submission.
Assist with summarizing data, including creating tables, graphs, and figures.
Taking online courses related to the work including project management, organizational development, safety services, data science, R programming.
III. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5% EFFORT) Participate in mentoring of undergraduate students in the research laboratory as appropriate.
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.